The U.K.’s North Sea gas reserves are running out. But rather than let gas pipes go to waste, the national transmission network owner plans to use some of them to send carbon dioxide captured from a Scottish coal-fired powerplant for disposal in depleted offshore wells. Photo: Courtesy of Scottish Power With E.ON U.K. dropping out of the CCS race, ScottishPower’s Longannet powerplant in Scotland is the last project standing in the competition for funding a carbon-capture facility. Photo: Courtesy of TCM Norway’s Technology Centre Mongstad hopes to complete its nearly $900-million CCS test facility by 2018. Related Links: Ten Minutes
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